Square Enix is bringing World of Final Fantasy to PC via Steam. Gamers will be able to play the former portable title made whole via a release on one of the most popular gaming platforms today. The news was accompanied by a firm release date and a trailer showcasing how the game will look running on PC.
The news was posted up over on the official Final Fantasy Twitter account, giving gamers a look at the game within the span of a trailer that's just under two minutes in length, revealing that it will appear on Steam for PC gamers starting November 21st.
The trailer starts by showing the two main characters, Reynn and Lann, as a voiceover talks about remembering a fantasy land called Grymoire. We then see the two characters traversing down a mountain and moving through a picturesque valley. The voiceover then talks about moving through icy ravines, where we get a clip of the duo traversing through towering ice structures.
We then get a glimpse of one of the main baddies in World of Final Fantasy, a menacing and sinister force rising up from the pits of darkness. The voice-over then informs gamers that they'll have to fight to protect the light from the rising darkness, and work with some classic heroes and iconic foes from the Final Fantasy universe.
The game allows players to move through the world in a 3D isometric view, viewing the worlds of Final Fantasy in a whole new way. Along the way, players will encounter a wide variety of monsters, creatures, and villains from the long-running Square Enix JRPG series. The game also hearkens back to the old 16-bit era turn-based gameplay, but with a twist.
The developers took some obvious hints from popular games like Pokemon where it's possible to capture the enemies you encounter. Not only can you capture them but you can also combine them and upgrade them to help increase their efficiency in battle.
Another really neat feature is the chibi-style size option in World of Final Fantasy where players can shrink down to size or increase their height and turn big, so you can play the game either in the style of newer Final Fantasy games like Final Fantasy VIII where the characters are tall, or you can play the characters in 3D formats that are reminiscent of the way the characters were designed in the old Gameboy, NES and SNES versions from Final Fantasy I through Final Fantasy VI.
You can get your hands on World of Final Fantasy at the end of the month from the Steam store. The price hasn't been revealed yet, but expect it to arrive just ahead of release.